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it won't buy healthcare. do something real about the driver fund. >> chairman nolan: next speaker. >> first time here. i have been driving a cab for 17 years. one thing that bothers me so much the -- [indiscernible] they take my business. [indiscernible] >> chairman nolan: next speaker please? >> i was in the office in my
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company talking about these alternative vehicles and where the driver said to me, and we are like a third world country, everybody gets in their car and picks people up. if the tax industry goes away, who serves the disabled community? do you think uber will do that? i don't think so. how about people that don't have a smart phone? you are not allowed us to compete. the cab companies are not allowing us to compete. uber is hiring drivers with the
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app. people are independent contractors but it should be able to use any app they want; we need a universal app engine need help us do this, help us get the tools to compete with these people. if you read the article yesterday, the comments, the public hates taxis, they hate the tv screens in back, they hate the mta, the puc, drivers refuse to take them to the sunset, refuse to take credit cards. where is the enforcement? why are you allowing companies to block our dispatch systems. we need the -- this is model because that's what they want. we have to have taxis, insurance, regulation.
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by the way, willie brown -- how many endorsements from the labor council did you get? shame on you. [indiscernible] >> secretary boomer: last person who turned in the speaker card. >> i'm speaking on behalf of my son. he was born, raised, educated, discriminated, and hated like a nigger in his lifetime. his name was excluded
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[indiscernible] he graduated from an academic high school; he has a degree from san jose state, currently working as a computer analyst. i still would like for him to be an owner of a cab. i put a book which i used 35 years ago. is transnational legal problems, the exclusion act, [indiscernible] whereby a chinese citizen who went to china and came back was denied entry. and was excluded. similar to what is happening to my son. the court reversed the decision about immigration people.
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currently, [indiscernible] was allowed entry; he was also born in the united states. i find similarity in the case of my son. his name is joseph basetta [sounds like] last name. i will bring a copy of the decision by the court, united states against [indiscernible]. i will provide the commentaries and decisions. >> secretary boomer: last person, bill [indiscernible] >> last but not lest. first of all i'd like to say, --
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she came to the last taxi panel, a great thing for us to have somebody come. f you should all come. to find out more about the cab industry. i would like to know why the cab companies got 250 taxi cab medallions at below market rate, and i got none, being on the list. i would love to know the reason. the reason why the people who do not put their name on the list, who have been longtime cabdrivers, why they got a medallion. i would love to have one of those medallions, but i never got one. because of give them away to those people. i am perplexed about that. i really am.
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mr. heinicke, i don't hate you. i like you as a person. i don't like you as a board member. >> secretary boomer: that's the last person. >> mr. lamb made a comment about how in certain businesses you go into an credit cards are only good like at $10. the comment was interesting to me. have we consider that at all? >> i believe that one or more of the times when the issued credit cards this came up, suggested in public comment, a $10 minimum. the idea has come up, in the
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board's purview to do. >> the other thing, talking about the 49er games -- >> i made a note about too. >> we have two more games. and the playoffs and super bowl. i am interested in hearing back. and the notion of universal app, have we looked into that at all? >> it relates to item 13 . yes. >> chairman nolan: thank you for the public comment. consent calendar. >> [indiscernible] >> chairman nolan: motion, second. all those in favor?
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aye. >> item 13, amending transportation code section, 1109, 1109, 113, 1114, to extend the deadline for implementation of electronic trip data and backseat passenger information. >> director -- >> chairman nolan: -- how does the universal app fit into this? >> we have issued a uniform solicitation rfi for the development of the system that will pull real-time information from all the dispatch services that will basically provide the framework for the creation of a universal app so that just as members of the public have said, people through an app, developed by third-party, would
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have his ability into all the taxis out there. i concur wholly but that is something absolutely needed, probably the single most important thing we need to do to strengthen our taxi industry. we have issued that rfi; responses were due on november 30th, we may have extended that a bit. the belief is that based on the information that we get, we may alter the requirement that we have for electronic data, the current deadline for which is december 31. we are requesting your authorization to extend the deadline for the collection of electronic data by two months, so we have an opportunity to refine what we have asked for. similarly extension for the same two months for the backseat monitors because we have not completed developing the standards for which the
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monitors need to apply. it's really a two-month extension. it doves tail with the structure that we are working to develop, creating the space for those apps to be developed. is extremely important. c>> and the rfi look like dispatch information, but the information we are in looking is not just the dispatch center but the gps so we know where the cabs are. we are going from a bottleneck at the dispatch center, formerly with the phone, and upgraded with some degree by texting and apps, to a system where we know where all the cabs are, it will require
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regulatory changes. it is being done because director reiskin and staff are requesting information for more major and significant change. since i'm going -- let me say this, -- i think the transition from prop k to a leased medallion systems complete. it was painful. i appreciate people showing up and telling us their personal stories. it affected how we did things. we now have a pretty robust a transition system that will get us 300 people down the list. there are people bitter about the transition. there are people in the room that i respect very much that
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thinkg that prop k is a better way to go. the next challenge is how to address commissioner maguires points? how do we regulate the service? it will benefit the customers and drivers by revitalizing the industry getting a lot of money back into it. there are lots of things that we can do. i will take this time to say, at our next board retreat i would like to dedicate time to taxis. it has taken us a long time to make the regulatory changes that we make today in a few meetings and now we are poised to make service changes. i councilman director reiskin to conclude this early in his term; there are a lot of things that can be done ranging from the proposal to close market street so the cabs can have a corridor that can use to a -- ranging to
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stealing from some of the best ideas from uber which we had before but we did not have before such as dispatch premiums so when the driver picks up a call they get paid for the time spent dead-heading to a house. and bring it full circle to this item, some sort of dispatch system that brings us into line with what they're doing. i will tell you, the reason uber is successful is not because the lincoln town cars. they are reliable. now that we have a new medallions is in place, i applaud this, this is a technical step to much bigger step and i urge the board to change its focus to this. this is what we need to do not to help this industry. >> chairman nolan: this is an excellent suggestion about the
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retreat, jan. 29. i want to say publicly thank you director heinicke for your leadership; a lot of this is rough, personally directed to you. you have done a great job in bringing us to this point and i look forward to your leadership going forward. this is to extend the deadline. that's all. a motion and second. do we have people who want to speak in moving the deadline? >> good afternoon. -- malik again, long-time driver. moving the deadline is fine with me. directors, you missed me by this much, to accommodate drivers like me you need to increase the number to 350. my
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position is 542. i have been driving for 24 years continuously. on the list 14 years,thank you for the years of my service, that is not enough for my family. -- i was promised a peak-time medallion. in the end they missed the again. why am i being so hated? what am i doing wrong here? why am i not heard?
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it's not fair! i protest! i protest! i protest. you forsake me. you pushed me against the wall to take legal action against youand sfmta staff. if i have to do it alone, i'm going to do it.
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November 20, 2012 3:30pm-4:00pm PST

TOPIC FREQUENCY Us 6, Nolan 5, Reiskin 2, Mta 1, United States 1, The Puc 1, Willie Brown 1, Mr. Heinicke 1, China 1, Malik 1, Heinicke 1
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